WLP’s eat LUNCH give
The 8th annual eat LUNCH give luncheon took place on Tuesday, April 30 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. We honored Jody Adams with the Women Who Give Award. Jody is a two-time James Beard award-winning chef and Boston restaurateur. Jody has a strong commitment to hunger relief and is an active philanthropist in Boston. Jody donates her time to WLP as a weekly kitchen volunteer. She also offered her culinary talents to be our first celebrity chef in the WLP Supper Club series. She is an amazing ambassador for Women’s Lunch Place and promotes our work at every opportunity.
Seventy-eight percent of the women we serve rely on the WLP Healthy Meals Program as their consistent source of nutrition and hunger relief. Many lack kitchens and resources to prepare meals. Ongoing poor nutrition results in diabetes, heart disease, as well as depression and anxiety. Hunger is the primary reason women first visit WLP to eat a hearty and healthy meal in a supportive, safe community. Food security is often the first step towards stability and solving other longer-term challenges. Once wellness and dignity are restored, women are motivated to work towards a better life.
Our 2019 co-chairs Kay Calvert and Michelle McGee and the luncheon committee planned a wonderful afternoon and thank you to our dedicated volunteers, the generous retailers who donated the fabulous items in our raffle, and of course our wonderful guests for your help in making this event a success.
The Women Who Give Award
Presented at the Eat LUNCH Give annual spring luncheon to a woman who has been supportive of Women’s Lunch Place and who has given back to the community in a selfless manner. Awardees have distinguished themselves in philanthropy in Boston and who been a role model to others in the community.
This year, we are pleased to honor Jody Adams with the Women Who Give Award this year. Jody is a two-time James Beard award-winning chef and Boston restaurateur. Jody has a strong commitment to hunger relief and is an active philanthropist in Boston. Jody donates her time to WLP as a weekly kitchen volunteer. She also offered her culinary talents to be our first celebrity chef in the WLP Supper Club series. She is an amazing ambassador for Women’s Lunch Place and promotes our work at every opportunity.
2019 eat LUNCH give Sponsors
Mary & Brian Carty
Michele & Howard Kessler
Kay Calvert & Jim Manzi
Heidi & Peter Heiland
The McGee Family
New England Development
Roberta & Stephen R. Weiner
C & W Services
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
First Republic Bank
Lena G. and Ronald P. Goldberg
Ropes & Gray, LLP
Derri Shtasel & Gary Gottlieb
Steward Health Care
Wolf & Company, P.C.
Cynthia & John Fish
Jacques Abatto & David L Goldman
Cynthia & Ted Berenson
Sarah & Walter Donovan
Donna & Steve Fessler
Joyce Kosofsky & Ken Gloss
Patti & Jonathan Kraft
Clare Reilly and Mark Reynolds
Diana Rowan Rockefeller
The Ward Group
Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation
If you are interested in supporting this event as a sponsor, view Sponsorship & Advertisement Opportunities. Please consider donating by check or adding in the 3.49% credit card fee.
For more information about becoming an eat LUNCH give sponsor, contact Lorraine Levine, Director of Development, Lorraine@womenslunchplace.org or 617-449-7190.
Raffle & Advertisement
Raffle items and program book ads should be received by April 5. To discuss additional sponsorship and recognition opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-449-7190.
Gift certificate or an item as a raffle prize
Quarter page ad in the Program Book
Electronic Recognition at the event
$500+ gift certificate as a raffle prize
One ticket to the luncheon
Half page ad in the Program Book
Electronic Recognition at the event
275 – 300 items/promo material for Gift Bag
$1,000 donation *$34.90 CC processing fee
Your branding/signage on each centerpiece
Half Page Ad in the Program Book
Gift Bag Underwriter
$1,000 donation or an item of merchandise
Gift Bags will feature your branding
(provided by your store or WLP)
Half page Ad in the Program Book
Special item provided by your company 275 – 300 items
Program Book Advertisements Only
$1,000 Full Page 5” w x 7.875” h
$500 Half Page 5” w x 3.8993” h
$250 Quarter Page 2.4778” w x 3.8993” h
*If you are supporting this event as a sponsor, please consider donating by check or adding in the 3.49% credit card fee.